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Match Preview: Asante Kotoko vs Ashantigold- Fight for top to intensify in Ashanti derby

Asante Kotoko welcome regional rivals Ashantigold at the Baba Yara as the two sides fight for the top spot.

Both sides are currently having 17 points each after nine round of matches.
The Porcupines after two games without a win were back to winning following their 1-0 victory over Dreams FC.
Kotoko have won two drawn one and lost one of their four games at home.
Sunday’s game will be the last time they will be playing behind close serving their three game ban.
A win could send the Porcupines on top of the log.
Ashantigold on the other hand will be hoping to emulate Chelsea feat on Sunday.
The home side only home defeat came against Berekum Chelsea in the match day three of the Ghana Premier League.
The miners have the best defensive set up in the league conceding just two goals in nine games.
Knowing a win could send them on top of the league, the Miners will be extra motivated to go for the kill against their regional rivals.

Team News.

Asante Kotoko

New signing Kwame Poku could make his debut for the club on Sunday.
Sogne Yacouba could be back in action after missing the last three games.
Wonder Kid Mathew Anim Cudjoe is available for selection after returning from his German trip.

Ashanti Gold

Amos Addai and Mark Agyakum are still racing against time to be fit for Sunday clash.
Mubarik Yusif is fit again after picking up a knock against Liberty Professionals.

Match Fact
Asante Kotoko are unbeaten in their last three games against Ashantigold at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The miners have the best defensive set up in the league conceding just two goals in nine games.

Probable Line up
Kotoko XI: GK Kwame Baah, Christopher Nettey, Imoro Ibrahim, Habib Mohammed, Kinsley Effah, Agyemang Badu, Justice Blay, Kwame Adom, Emmanuel Gyamfi, kelvin Andoh, Richard Arthur.

Ashantigold XI: Boateng, Amoako, Donkor, Mubarik, Samed, Latif, David Abagna, James Akaminko, Amos Addai, Bennedict, Mark Agyakum

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